On This Day

What Happened on January 16, 1966

Historical Events


Sport awardNFL Pro Bowl

16th NFL Pro Bowl, LA Memorial Coliseum: East beats West, 36-7; MVPs: Jim Brown, Cleveland Browns, RB; Dale Meinert, St. Louis Cardinals, LB

NFL Legend Jim Brown
NFL Legend
Jim Brown

Sports record brokenNHL Record

Chicago Black Hawks' right wing Bobby Hull scores 4 goals (his 17th career hat trick) in a 6-5 loss to NY Rangers; becomes the first player in team history to score 300 goals

NHL Legend Bobby Hull
NHL Legend
Bobby Hull
  • Chicago is granted an NBA franchise to be called the Bulls; become the 3rd NBA franchise in the city, after the Chicago Stags (1946–50) and Chicago Packers/Zephyrs (now Washington Wizards)
  • Harold R Perry becomes 2nd black Roman Catholic bishop in US
  • Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi seizes power in the chaos caused by a military coup and becomes the Nigerian Head of State

Famous Birthdays

  • Anthony Washington, American discus thrower (Olympic 4th 1996), born in Glasgow, Montana
  • Jack McDowell, American pitcher (NY Yankees, White Sox, Indians), born in Van Nuys, California

Famous Deaths

  • Margarete Susman, German-Jewish writer, dies at 91
1966 Highlights

About January 16, 1966

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 54 years, 9 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Capricorn